Stephen McDaniel at a court appearance.
District Attorney Greg Winters.
Bibb County's District Attorney says he's seeking the death penalty against Stephen McDaniel, accused killer of Lauren Giddings.
DA Greg Winters made that announcement this morning by news release.
Winters says he's filed a motion seeking the death penalty on the grounds that Giddings killing was "outrageously or wantonly vile, horrible or inhuman in that it involved depravity of mind."
That's one of 11 standards that a prosecutor may cite when seeking the death penalty, under Georgia law.
Giddings dismembered body was found outside her Georgia Avenue apartment in June.
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Last month, a grand jury indicted McDaniel, her neighbor and fellow Mercer law student, in her killing.
McDaniel remains in the Bibb County jail. In addition to Giddings' murder, he is charged with two counts of burglary and with sexual exploitation of a child, for allegedly possessing child pornography.